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Section 20: Service Recognition

Semester Awards

Officer’s Awards:
  1. The Captain, XO, and Western EMS Advisor will nominate three officers, excluding themselves, in a private meeting.
  2. The three nominated officers will then be presented to the general members for a vote.
  3. After all of the votes have been collected, the Captain and Western EMS Advisor will calculate the votes and make the final decision on who will receive the award.
General Membership Award:
  1. The Captain, XO, and Western EMS Advisor will nominate three general members for this award in a private meeting.
  2. The three nominated members will then be presented to the general members for a vote.
  3. After all of the votes have been collected, the Captain and Western EMS Advisor will calculate the votes and make the final decision on who will receive the award.
Other Awards
  1. Letter of Commendation:
    1. A Letter of Commendation is the highest recognition that can be provided to a member. This letter serves to commend actions of those involved in an incident that someone feels was handled with a degree of professionalism, disregard for personal loss, and/or selflessness.
    2. A Letter of Commendation can be initiated by anyone who witnesses a situation mentioned above by simply informing the Captain of the events. The Captain and Western EMS Advisor will actually write the letter once the decision has been made on its validity or necessity.
  2. Letter of Acknowledgement:
    1. A Letter of Acknowledgement serves to recognize a consistent or extra effort made by a member while performing assigned or miscellaneous duties.
    2. This letter will again, be initiated by anyone who feels a member deserves this distinction. The Captain and Western EMS Advisor will actually write the letter once a decision has been made on its validity or necessity.